Frame Switch


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Ram1068
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Motorcycle: 1978 GL1000 goldwing

Frame Switch

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I have a 1978 GL1000 and bent the frame when my wife backed into it. A friend offered me a 1981 interstate frame to replace the damaged frame to make it less expensive. My question is will the frames interchange, and what changes are required?


harvey01
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Re: Frame Switch

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I have no idea--but you might check the part numbers with Honda and see if they have the same number.
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Fred Camper
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Re: Frame Switch

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Pretty sure that a 1979 frame is very similar, but the wheelbase on the 1981 is different among may other changes. It would be a Fabrication build for sure as many doner parts from the 1981 may be needed.
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